It's ok to not be ok. Everyone is struggling with something, facing some difficulty, wrestling with a tough decision. Everyone has a painful backstory. We just don't always show it. Knowing that we're all in the same boat has the great potential for changing the way we look at each other, treat each other. So be a little kinder if something in a friendship seems to be going awry or you run into a difficult stranger during your day. Be supportive rather than throwing up a wall to the person or turning your back on them and importantly, be kinder to yourself if your load is a little too heavy at the moment. We all have dreams. We all have expectations, insecurities, doubts and we all have needs, including the need for supportive friends and family and a little kindness from strangers. Being open to the truth that we're all fighting some kind of battle changes everything and changes how we deal with each other. Everyone is struggling with something. It's ok to not be ok.